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Mourning the loss of Minneapolis police officer, Jamal Mitchell

Children’s Minnesota is devastated to hear of the passing of Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell. Mitchell was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a shooting on Thursday night. Our sympathies go out to his family and coworkers, as well as to the other, still unnamed, officer who was also shot and wounded.

Minneapolis police chief Brian O’Hara said in a statement to media: “Jamal lived a life of purpose and make no mistake; Jamal made a difference in other people’s lives.”

This is the second time this year the Twin Cities area has lost first responders to gun violence. We remember the tragedy in Burnsville from February in which three individuals were killed while – like officer Mitchell – trying to help others.

We are mourning these tragic losses with our community.

Our deepest condolences,

Marc Gorelick, MD
President, chief executive officer

James Burroughs
Senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer

Laurin Cathey
Senior vice president, chief human resources officer

Emily Chapman, MD
Chief medical officer, senior vice president of medical affairs

Dave Lundal
Senior vice president, chief information officer

Brenda McCormick
Chief financial officer and senior vice president

Caroline Njau, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer

Andy Pugh
Senior vice president, chief legal officer

Jennifer Soderholm
Senior vice president and chief development officer, Children’s Minnesota
President, Children’s Minnesota Foundation

Sarah Mccullough